Peak Performance Splitting of Honeybee Hives

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $5,728.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
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  • Animal Products: honey


  • Animal Production: general animal production

    Proposal summary:

    This project seeks to evaluate an innovative method to split healthy beehives during their peak development to produce the greatest number of divisions to replenish a diminishing population of honeybees, make splits avaliable to novice beekeepers and advance a method that any beekeeper could duplicate to sustain their own operation.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.